According to the HPG-BIM, an action was carried out on February 23 as part of the ‘Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Initiative’ in Xakurke region of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.
HPG-BIM stated that guerrillas hit the Turkish units stationed on Hill Martyr Axin from four sides. Effective strikes on the positions and shelters of the Turkish forces left 8 soldiers dead and a container, a position and a tent destroyed.
After the action, Turkish army retrieved the casualties from the scene in Sikorsky helicopters while the involved guerrilla unit returned to their base safely.
HPG-BIM reported that Turkish jets continued their attacks against Medya Defense Zones. Providing details about the latest attacks, HPG-BIM said that Turkish jets struck the following areas:
Sinine area in Xakurke region at 16:20 on February 23,
Golka area in Metina region and surroundings of the Sile village in Qandil region between 14:10 and 15:00 on February 24.
The statement added that the bombardments did not result in casualties in guerrilla ranks.
From: ANF English